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Cosmic Geoff

Mars, October 2018

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I have continued to image Mars as it moves away. It is getting smaller, but on the other hand I don't have to get up in the middle of the night, the dust storm has subsided, and it is gaining significantly in altitude.

Here is a series of images taken in September and early October, all taken with a C8 SE, ASI120MC, +ADC, processed in Registax 6. The seeing was often poor, but seemed better on Oct 3.

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Nicely done Geoff, I took a few snaps of the dust storm through the trees earlier and gave up on it for this year.

Dave

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Some features are punching through... as we're moving away from Mars, it'll get harder to capture fine detail.

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Nice ones Geoff, it does look like the contrast is improving as the dust settles. Hope to have a look at it over the weekend, providing we are not submerged....... ;) 

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Good job, Geoff. A pity the storm stole Mars' thunder this summer (for us in the Northern Hemisphere).

Reggie

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